LG Display has begun developing a 12.9-inch OLED panel for Apple’s upcoming tablet, according to The Elec. The screen is said to boast improved brightness and durability over existing displays. Its size hints that the matrix is intended for the iPad Pro.
The Elec recently reported that Apple is preparing to release two new iPad Pro models with energy efficient LTPO OLED displays in 2023 or 2024. New items will be able to boast of improved implementation of ProMotion technology with a wider range of refresh rates.
The source now claims that LG Display intends to launch production of a 12.9-inch OLED matrix for the iPad between late 2023 and 2024. It is expected that part of similar panels for Apple will be produced by Samsung Display. LG Display reportedly plans to use LTPO TFT technology to make the OLED panel twice as bright and extend its lifespan by up to four times. Since consumers have been using tablets for much longer than smartphones, display life is one of the key metrics. The matrices for the iPad Pro are expected to use the same substrates as the displays on the iPhone 13 Pro.
In a recent note to investors, reputable analyst Ming-Chi Kuo said Apple has scrapped plans to launch an OLED iPad Air in 2022. Now, the company’s first tablets with OLED displays are likely to be the 11- and 12.9-inch iPad Pros, which will hit the market in 2023 or 2024.